Amon Lhaw

topon. Hill of Hearing, (lit.) *Hill of Ears

A hill on the shore of Nen Hithoel, companion to Amon Hen. This name was usually translated “Hill of Hearing” (LotR/393), but more literally meant “*Hill of Ears” (LotR/400, PE17/77). It is a combination of amon “hill” and lhaw “ears”, the plural of lheweg “ear”.
Conceptual Development: The first mention of these hills in Lord of the Rings drafts were a collection of experimental names like N. Lhawhen that combined the elements of hearing and sight (TI/387). When the hills were separated, this one was named ᴹQ. Larmindon “*Listen Tower” (TI/364), but it was soon changed to N. Amon Lhaw (TI/364).

[LotR/0393.4005, LotRI/Amon Lhaw.001, LotRI/Hill of Hearing.005, PE17/077.0802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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